March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson City Council donates to city schools and programs

The city of Jackson gave local schools plenty to smile about during Tuesday’s council meeting when checks were distributed to each institution. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Bobby Brooks named Citizen of the Year

Jackson Fire Chief Bobby Brooks has been chosen as the 2016 Citizen of the Year. Brooks will be honored at the annual dinner Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Rev. R.K. Rivers leads bi-county Bible study   Pastor R. K. Rivers will be teaching a non-denominational Bible study for those interested in the Clarke/Washington counties area. Classes are Mondays, through April 17, at 7 p.m. More...

COUNTDOWN TO CALVARY

… Recounting the events of Jesus’ last days.

Jericho by way of Galilee   More...

Editorials

You can learn lots of things when you read newspapers

“Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.” Will Rogers   More...

Money, or the lack of it, is the big legislative issue, as usual

My tradition for over two decades has been to give my children money for Christmas. Under this system there is no returning of items. They get what they want or need. There is no way that I would know what style of clothing, color or size they like. More...

U.S. household debt is climbing

A new report indicates household debt increased at a robust rate in 2016. More...

People

Bedwell and Sims to marry April 29

Martha and Raymond Bedwell of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Caroline, to John Pierce Sims, the son of Tracey and Paul Sims of Thomasville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late More...

Motes – Gissendanner announce final plans

Shannon Rene’ Motes and James Earl Gissendanner have announced their final wedding plans. More...

Tatum Courington to perform at Carnegie Hall this summer

Thirteen-year-old Tatum Courington of Frankville will experience opportunities that most only dream of this summer. More...

Play ball!!!

Youth softball got underway Saturday, March 11, with an opening-day tournament. The season will continue throughout the spring until All-Star teams are selected in the summer. More...

Chlorine spill opens eyes to inadequate ambulance service in WC

A chlorine spill that took place in February at a McIntosh plant caused plenty of concern during Monday’s Washington County Commission meeting. More...

Clarke Commission told they cannot alter County Road 2

Clarke County commissioners were told Monday that they have too little property or right of way at the Gainestown Landing to alter the approach of County Route 2 so it doesn’t run directly into the landing and the river.  More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:  KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660-1103 www.pickettortho.com   More...

News

Tuesday wreck results in fatality

An 18-wheeler overturned on Highway 84 in Coffeeville Tuesday afternoon, claiming the life of the driver on Highway 84 at the old Coffeeville Elementary School.  Joseph B. Ulmer of Laurel, Miss. was the driver and died in the crash.  More...

Moments in Time

* On March 17, 461 A.D., Saint Patrick — Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland — dies in Ireland. More...

Strange But True

* As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you might want to remember that the color originally associated with the Apostle of Ireland was blue, not green. More...

Sports

Aggies are off to an 11-1 start

The Aggies emptied the bench during their Thursday, March 9, game against Wilcox Central and showed little drop off in the 21-2 win.  Jackson jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. More...

Lady Aggies move to 4-4 with two straight wins

The Lady Aggies played as tough as they looked when they left the field a muddy mess Monday afternoon.  Jackson High School’s softball team swapped offensive punches with visiting Millry High School and made the plays they needed in the f More...

Eagles fall short in a pair of games

Despite a strong pitching performance from Keagan Guthrie, the Jackson Academy baseball team was unable to earn its first area win last week.  The Eagles struggled to find runs, which allowed Marengo Academy to slip past them for a 2-0 win.  More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A traffic hazard was reported March 6 in the 200 block of Clolinger Road.  Harassment was reported March 6 in the 300 block of Commerce Street.  A welfare check was reported March 6 in the 100 block of Anne Street.  An alarm was report More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Leonard Garrett, 29, of McClain, Miss., was booked March 7 for dog fighting ($10,000 bond).  Marilyn Rivers, 25, of McIntosh, was booked March 8 for criminal trespass third degree ($1,000 bond).  Darhonda Lofton, 32, of Chatom, was booked M More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated March 1-March 6 Jeremiah Nettles, to Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation. James M. Parnell, to Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation. More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, March 1977

From the pages of The South Alabamian

We are proud to sponsor this Looking Back series Over 50 years of serving Jackson and the region. Thank you for your patronage! More...